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  • On the Job: Deane Geiken

    Leisure interests can sometimes serve as the creative outlets for unfulfilled vocational aspirations. Deane Geiken, director of Illinois Radio Reader, combines his passions for history and outdoor activities with his zeal for teaching through medieval and American colonial re-enactments and by serving as a cubmaster for Paxton’s Cub Scout pack. It was while taking an introductory radio broadcasting course at Parkland College that Geiken fell in love with the medium. He later went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Illinois State University. An Illinois Radio Reader volunteer while attending Parkland, Geiken returned as its director about eight years ago, which he says is the ‘best job on campus.’

    Photo by Bill Wiegand

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